swapping colors in photoshop or PSP

I have a graphic that is black and white, but I want to make all the black
areas of the graphic red.

Isn’t there some sort of swap function in either PSP or photoshop that will
do this?

I can’t seem to find it in help or google. I think I’m using the wrong term
for “swap”.


Rodney Blackwell - http://www.5r5.net

“I’m the latest craze” - Macy Gray

Re: swapping colors in photoshop or PSP

Try “replace” instead of swap.

From PSP 8’s help file:

Replacing Colors
Use the Color Replacer tool to replace one color in a selection or layer
with another color. You can use brush strokes to replace only those
pixels that the brush touches or you can replace all pixels of a certain
color in a selection or a layer. You can set a tolerance value so that
the Color Replacer changes similar, not just identical, colors.

To use the Color Replacer tool:

On the Tool palette, choose the Color Replacer tool . The tool may be
hidden under the Eye Dropper tool.

Choose the color to replace as the foreground or background color. See
Basics of Using the Materials palette or Choosing Col­ors from an Image
or the Desktop.

Choose the color to substitute as the other color (foreground or
background).

To replace colors using brush strokes (rather than all colors in the
layer), on the Tool Options palette choose the brush tip, size, opacity,
and other options. See Setting Brush and Paint Options.

In the Tolerance edit box, specify a value that sets how closely the
selected pixels must match the initial pixel you click. The range is 0
to 200. At lower settings, only pixels with very similar colors are
replaced. At higher settings, more pixels are replaced.

Position the cursor over the area of a selection or layer that con­tains
the color you want to replace, and then do one of the follow­ing:

To replace all occurrences of a color, double-click.

To replace using brush strokes, drag in the image.

For both options, use the left mouse button to replace the back­ground
color with the foreground color and use the right mouse button to
replace the foreground color with the background color.

Related Topics
Cloning Parts of Images

Creating Brush Tips

Erasing

Painting with the Paint Brush or Airbrush

Setting Brush and Paint Options

Using Brush Tips

Rodney Blackwell wrote:

> I have a graphic that is black and white, but I want to make all the black
> areas of the graphic red.
>
> Isn’t there some sort of swap function in either PSP or photoshop that will
> do this?
>
> I can’t seem to find it in help or google. I think I’m using the wrong term
> for “swap”.
>

Re: swapping colors in photoshop or PSP

Try “replace” instead of swap.

From PSP 8’s help file:

Replacing Colors
Use the Color Replacer tool to replace one color in a selection or layer
with another color. You can use brush strokes to replace only those
pixels that the brush touches or you can replace all pixels of a certain
color in a selection or a layer. You can set a tolerance value so that
the Color Replacer changes similar, not just identical, colors.

To use the Color Replacer tool:

On the Tool palette, choose the Color Replacer tool . The tool may be
hidden under the Eye Dropper tool.

Choose the color to replace as the foreground or background color. See
Basics of Using the Materials palette or Choosing Col­ors from an Image
or the Desktop.

Choose the color to substitute as the other color (foreground or
background).

To replace colors using brush strokes (rather than all colors in the
layer), on the Tool Options palette choose the brush tip, size, opacity,
and other options. See Setting Brush and Paint Options.

In the Tolerance edit box, specify a value that sets how closely the
selected pixels must match the initial pixel you click. The range is 0
to 200. At lower settings, only pixels with very similar colors are
replaced. At higher settings, more pixels are replaced.

Position the cursor over the area of a selection or layer that con­tains
the color you want to replace, and then do one of the follow­ing:

To replace all occurrences of a color, double-click.

To replace using brush strokes, drag in the image.

For both options, use the left mouse button to replace the back­ground
color with the foreground color and use the right mouse button to
replace the foreground color with the background color.

Related Topics
Cloning Parts of Images

Creating Brush Tips

Erasing

Painting with the Paint Brush or Airbrush

Setting Brush and Paint Options

Using Brush Tips

Rodney Blackwell wrote:

> I have a graphic that is black and white, but I want to make all the black
> areas of the graphic red.
>
> Isn’t there some sort of swap function in either PSP or photoshop that will
> do this?
>
> I can’t seem to find it in help or google. I think I’m using the wrong term
> for “swap”.
>

Re: swapping colors in photoshop or PSP

Thanks Deborah!

I tried change, switch, swap, but not “replace” :slight_smile:

“-Deborah-” <deborah@invalid.work.com> wrote in message
news:c4kehv$s2o$1@server1.darklock.com
> Try “replace” instead of swap.
>
> From PSP 8’s help file:
>
> Replacing Colors
> Use the Color Replacer tool to replace one color in a selection or layer
> with another color. You can use brush strokes to replace only those
> pixels that the brush touches or you can replace all pixels of a certain
> color in a selection or a layer. You can set a tolerance value so that
> the Color Replacer changes similar, not just identical, colors.
>
> To use the Color Replacer tool:
>
> On the Tool palette, choose the Color Replacer tool . The tool may be
> hidden under the Eye Dropper tool.
>
> Choose the color to replace as the foreground or background color. See
> Basics of Using the Materials palette or Choosing Col­ors from an Image
> or the Desktop.
>
> Choose the color to substitute as the other color (foreground or
> background).
>
> To replace colors using brush strokes (rather than all colors in the
> layer), on the Tool Options palette choose the brush tip, size, opacity,
> and other options. See Setting Brush and Paint Options.
>
> In the Tolerance edit box, specify a value that sets how closely the
> selected pixels must match the initial pixel you click. The range is 0
> to 200. At lower settings, only pixels with very similar colors are
> replaced. At higher settings, more pixels are replaced.
>
> Position the cursor over the area of a selection or layer that con­tains
> the color you want to replace, and then do one of the follow­ing:
>
> To replace all occurrences of a color, double-click.
>
> To replace using brush strokes, drag in the image.
>
> For both options, use the left mouse button to replace the back­ground
> color with the foreground color and use the right mouse button to
> replace the foreground color with the background color.
>
> Related Topics
> Cloning Parts of Images
>
> Creating Brush Tips
>
> Erasing
>
> Painting with the Paint Brush or Airbrush
>
> Setting Brush and Paint Options
>
> Using Brush Tips
>
>
>
>
>
> Rodney Blackwell wrote:
>
> > I have a graphic that is black and white, but I want to make all the
black
> > areas of the graphic red.
> >
> > Isn’t there some sort of swap function in either PSP or photoshop that
will
> > do this?
> >
> > I can’t seem to find it in help or google. I think I’m using the wrong
term
> > for “swap”.
> >
>